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National Summary


Cold this morning with frost in places and some icy patches. A dry day ahead with sunny spells and in some areas unbroken sunshine through the day. Highest temperatures ranging 9 to 13 degrees, coolest in the east. Light to moderate northeasterly winds.


Dry tonight with clear spells. Rather cold with patches of frost and fog developing with minimum temperatures of +2 to -2 degrees.


Tomorrow, Saturday: A dry day with sunny spells. Highest temperatures 12 to 16 degrees generally in light breezes but a cool 10 degrees along the Leinster coast in a moderate northeast wind.


OUTLOOK: Friday night will be cold and clear with light winds. There'll be a frost away from exposed east and south coasts and temperatures will fall to between plus 2 and minus 2 degrees. The weather will become dry and settled for the weekend and for the extended outlook period. Good sunshine is indicated for most days and the nights will be generally clear, but there will be cloud at times, with maybe a little patchy light rain or drizzle on Monday. Mild by day, with afternoon temperatures of between 11 and 16 degrees, the highest temperatures expected further west given the flow. It'll be coolest along east and south coasts due to the moderate easterly breezes at the coasts, but still very pleasant. Saturday night still chilly with the threat of another frost. Beyond that however frost less likely or at least less severe. Winds generally across the country will be mostly light easterly, a little fresher at times along on east and southeast coasts.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Northeast, 12 Knots, Fair, 9 Miles, 1027, Steady

Dublin Airport

North-Northeast, 13 Knots, Gust 23 Knots, Fine, 10 Miles, 1024, Rising slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

North-Northeast, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 2.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, Pressure not available, Pressure tendency not available

Roches Point Automatic

North-Northeast, 15 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1021, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

North-Northeast, 18 Knots, Fair, 24 Miles, 1021, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

Northeast, 16 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1024, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

East-Northeast, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1025, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

North-Northeast, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1027, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Northeast, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, 1023, Rising slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Northeast, 9 Knots, Wave height not available, 1027, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South, 2 Knots, Wave ht: 2.4 m, 1029, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1800 Friday 24 March 2017 Issued at 1800 Thursday 23 March 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: Low pressure centred in the Bay of Biscay is slowly filling and an anticyclone will gradually build over Ireland.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Slyne Head to Rossan Point to Carlingford Lough

Wind: Northeast force 3 or 4. Becoming variable force 2 or 3 overnight.

Weather: Fair or fine

Visibility: Good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carlingford Lough to Carnsore Point to Slyne Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Northeast force 4 to 6, decreasing force 3 to 5 tomorrow forenoon.

Weather: Fair or fine

Visibility: Good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Saturday 25 March 2017: Moderate to fresh northeasterlies continuing in the south. Elsewhere, light to moderate easterly or variable winds. Fair weather.